Political theatre — or effort to get the information from the witness?

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At hearings, Senators and Representatives can either ASK QUESTIONS or GIVE SPEECHES.  When they give speeches it is showmanship — either to heap big praise or to criticize.

I don’t know about you….but I turn on the hearings because I just want to know the information from the witnesses.  I don’t turn it on for the political theatre of speeches.

So for every high drama speech – praise or criticism – we lost opportunity to hear from the witness (Secretary Clinton.)

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